I don't think Kate is going anywhere. The work is short time and big money. Captain Lee loves her and most of the audience loves her. I really only see one poster here that can't stand her and wants to see her go. Multiple postings from one corner don't equal multiple postings from multiple corners.
I think Kate and Captain Lee are a package deal and they are too successful to discard.
I, for one, love her. I love her on TV, not necessarily to meet and hang out with.
She is smart, witty, sassy, competent, cool under pressure, and seems to be trying to improve herself a person and a leader. I don't think she'd treat an Amy-like third stew today as she did in her first season, the show's second season. She's seen and lived through a lot of incompetence by this time. I thought the way she tried to supervise Caroline was a genuine attempt to be a kinder, gentler Kate. I think she genuinely wants a fun crew because she's living through it. She actually enjoyed Jen despite Jen's incompetence because Jen was funny, and funny goes a long way with Kate. Neither Caroline nor Laura are fun or funny.
Now, let's get to Laura's "take down" of Kate. WTF was she trying to say? I understand words like, "I felt demeaned the way you spoke to me in front of the crew at dinner" or "I felt disrespected when you used Rhylee instead of me for lunch service" or "This place is a mess" or "We are cutting corners everywhere such as ......" or "When you said/did XYZ I get the impression we just don't really care about service" but WTH does "Check yourself" mean? What does "Get your act together" mean? What did any of it mean?
Laura is, among other things, a terrible communicator and neither Kate nor the viewer had any idea what the problem was that had Laura losing her cool. She would be a horrendous chief stew, she's bad enough as a 3rd stew.